Maureen Dowd

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Voters gather  during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the US election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire,  a village of 12 residents. Photograph: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

The mood is one of anxious trepidation in Washington DC as Americans go to the polls today in what is effectively a referendum on Donald Trump. On th(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump great guests on the south lawn of the White House Sunday. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

With just eight days to go until election day, President Trump has embarked on a relentless campaign schedule as he tries to close the polling gap wit(...)

The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

US president Donald Trump displays a face shield that’s made at Ford’s Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

With election day just over three weeks away, US president Donald Trump returns to the campaign trail later today when he holds a rally near Orlando, (...)

Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

Joe Biden: Biden’s gaffes, logorrhoea, puffery and handsiness are part of the messy package that is Uncle Joe. So are his empathy, sentimentality and loyalty. Photograph: Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP

Sleepy Joe and Creepy Joe haven’t worked. So now they’re trying Sticky-Fingered Joe. After Joe Biden gave his big economic speech in Dunmore, Pennsylv(...)

 Donald Trump: is despicably turning the dead into the undead, trying to figure out how to claim they weren’t lost.  Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

This is not a good time for vampires. Or bats. That’s disorienting for me because, as a lifelong aficionado of vampires, I have a big collection of ba(...)

Senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell ahead of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, in Washington, on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

Republicans know very well who they are. That’s why it was such a juicy moment when Hakeem Jeffries, the congressman from Brooklyn and Democratic impe(...)

Alan Dershowitz: Over the years, he has put himself on the side of an impressive pantheon of villainy in the realm of violence against girls and women.  Photograph: Richard Drew

Can a woman be president of the United States? Hell, yes. I’ve covered the men who run the world my whole life. And there have been a lot of screw-ups(...)

Kevin Dowd, brother of  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, holds one of his guest columns signed by President Donald Trump, in Rockville, Maryland. Trump wrote: “Kevin – thank you – you truly get it! Best wishes, Donald Trump.” Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

Last week, the US media was full of advice about how to cope with being hothoused among family members who brought a different set of beliefs to the T(...)

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